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# 37029 6-Jul-2009 13:49
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I am currently with Vodafone and connected to the Massey exchange approx. 3.5k's from where I live.  Even though that exchange hosts Vodafone's DSL2+ equipment, making it a Red Network exchange, I have never been able to become a Red customer due to the impending cabinetisation.

Now Chorus have been in the area installing road-side cabinets, the closest of which is only 300m from my house, so I rang Vodafone and asked them how the process of changing from exchange to cabinet works, and of the two people I spoke to, neither really knew.

So, how does it work?  Is it as simple as one day waking up to full speed DSL2+?  Or is there something Vodafone need to do?  One of CSR's mentioned something about provisioning, is that because I sit 'inside' the Red network? 

The schedule for completion is currently October, so only a couple of months away, and it would be great to be able to get a decent increase in speed.

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  # 231688 6-Jul-2009 15:56
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When they cabinetise, you'll be moved with no action required from you or Vodafone. You will not want to be on the Red Network after the change is made, as any LLU (that's Red Network for Vodafone or Orcon+ for Orcon) customers will experience severe degradation in ADSL sync speeds. If you're on a wholesale connection, you'll - as you put it - wake up one day to ADSL2+ though you might need to go into your router settings and change your connection to use 2+.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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